Siblings & Young Carers Camp 2020 was a virtual camp experience for 48 young carers which took place Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July 2020. This project brought the magic, connectivity and respite of camp to young carers in Scotland in the safety of their homes during lockdown.
The Rangers Charity Foundation provided the opportunity for young people with a Visual Impairment to take part in free football sessions in a fun and friendly environment whilst allowing their carers to enjoy a break from their normal routine.
The Get Up And Go Youth Club delivered three short break activities for children and young people for disabilities, we visited Preston, Legoland and Edinburgh.
The Get Up And Go Youth Club supports young people, from across West Dunbartonshire, who have a wide range of Disabilities, ALSN and often complex underlying health issues. Participants engage in a range of social and educational activities and life enhancing breaks and holidays.
Our project provided 86 opportunities (including joint activities) bringing our deaf young people together. Events were held at Deaf Connections, the Adelphi Centre, St Roch’s and latterly, our new Youth Group home, the Wolfson Centre with other activities being held in a variety of other venues.
Autism Friendly Football provided a weekly football session for young people on the autistic spectrum between the ages of 6-16. The sessions took place on a Wednesday night at Prosoccer Newton Mearns over a 40 week period.
We took young people and their families for a mixture of half day sails, day sails on a modified sailing yacht. In consultation with youth forum members we will tailor a programme leading to RYA certification including 2/3 day sails.
Indepen-dance delivered 5 x 1 hour weekly creative movement classes for disabled children and young people over a period of 40 weeks in Glasgow, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.
We provided a 5-day summer camp in Aviemore for 50 young people, aged 8 – 25 years old, living in a family affected by Huntington’s Disease.
The camp included a range of daytime and evening activities as well as practical sessions on coping with being a young carer in a Huntington’s Disease family.
We ran a young carers camp in Scotland for the siblings of children who suffer from a serious illness/disability. The camp, which took place at Strathallan School in Perth from 7th – 13th July, gave young carers respite from their caring role and time to grow in self-confidence and make new friends.
The Dunbartonshire Disability Sports Club residential was a three night sports/activity camp held in the Scottish National Sports Centre, Largs. We provided physical activity and respite sessions for children and young people with additional support needs and parents and carers.